PEDESTRIAN CURFEW within Town Limits

Mayor Ramsey has issued a pedestrian curfew within the corporate limits of the Town of Murphy.
This Proclamation shall take effect at 9:00 p.m. March 20, 2020.

To read the official full disclosure of the proclamation, click here.

In response to COVID 19 impacts on our residents and businesses, the Town Council unanimously approved a Resolution to temporarily suspend all water/sewer late fees and disconnections until further notice.

To read the full Resolution, please click here. Additional Restrictions State of Emergency March 23 2020 Additional Restrictions State of Emergency March 28 2020 Town of Murphy State of Emergency April 3 2020


established 1835

Welcome to Murphy, North Carolina! Please take a minute and let us tell you about ourselves. Murphy, North Carolina, is the county seat of Cherokee County located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. Murphy is an old town with its origin dating back to the 1830s.

Downtown is beautiful with flower and tree lined streets and many historic buildings restored to their original state. Murphy has restaurants, many unique shops, and other interesting establishments all within walking distance in the heart of town. 

Recreational activities are unlimited from local trout streams to mountain biking. Hiwassee Lake is considered one of the most beautiful in the state. Murphy offers something for every sports enthusiast. If you are looking for a beautiful small town in the mountains, look no further. Murphy, with its population of +1700 people, resembles a Norman Rockwell painting. It is indeed small town life at the very best. We look forward to seeing you!


Discover a new destination by exploring our natural treasures.

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We invite you to learn about our long history and how we celebrate it.

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Festivals that are celebrated year around each with a unique heritage that speaks to everyone.

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Calling the train home

Learn how the residents of Cherokee County are coming together to bring home an iconic symbol of our history.


Town Council  Meetings and Agenda

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Public Works provides the Town of Murphy with a variety of services

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Upcoming Event Calendar

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